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FOI 5199

Gypsy, Traveller or Van Dweller sites

Request

Could you please make available to me the total expenditure and a break down of the costs associated with unauthorised encampments and or sites of Travellers, Gypsies or van dwellers including costs associated with enforcement, legal processes, costs of evictions, waste management, removal and storage of Traveller vehicles following eviction, and works carried out to restore sites to their previous state in the four consecutive financial years from 2008-2012?

Response

With reference to your Foi request No. 5199, We have had similar FOIs, please see our website, Brentwood.gov.uk, Go to Council, Peoples right to Know, FOI, FOI closed from Jan 12, Travellers (FEB12) - http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/foi.php?foiId=3043

In the current financial year we have no recorded unauthorized encampments and therefore does not appear to be any associated expenditure.

Could you please make available to me the total expenditure and a break- down of the costs associated with unauthorised encampments and or sites of Travellers, Gypsies or van dwellers including costs associated with enforcement, legal processes, costs of evictions, waste management, removal and storage of Traveller vehicles following eviction, and works carried out to restore sites to their previous state in the four consecutive financial years from 2008-2012?

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